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iMac editing and FireWire connection


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I have convinced by Dad to get a Mac!

It looks like iMac will be best!

Other than surfing the net and email etc he mainly uses it for video editing and drawing programs etc

Regarding the video editing:

Would the lower level mac 21.5-inch 2.5GHz quad-core be okay for home video editing (using iMovie or, more likely, Adobe Prem Elements)

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And most important of all: Family DV cameras connect via FireWire - to my surprise there is non FireWire 400 port on the iMac!!!

How do you people connect their DV Camcorders in?

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I'm guessing the DV camera is going to require a 4-pin Firewire cable, and the iMac will require a 9-pin. You can buy them from Apple, but i find that the prices are a bit steep. I found the likely candidate at Monoprice for $5.
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Thanks guys! Will look into that! Bit odd Apple decided to move away from the most used home video connection so quickly

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WOuld you say the system is fine to do editing on?

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No sweat for editing.
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WOuld you say the system is fine to do editing on?
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